Office of Child Support Enforcement
Income Withholding and Medical Support for Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits
Frequently Asked Questions

VA Home Loans and

Housing-Related Assistance
VA Assistance to Veterans Who Are Severely Disabled

​Veterans with certain service-connected disabilities may apply for grants to build an adapted home or install ramps, widen

doors, or make other modifications

to live more independently.

What Additional Benefits
Are YOU Eligible For?

VBA  Derivative Benefits Eligibility​ 
There are additional benefits that you may be eligible for that are based on a favorable decision for a VA benefit and/or based on special circumstances. 
These are known as derivatives.

The Alphabet Soup of

Disability Income:

When you can't work, there are

three programs that can help:

Social Security Disability Insurance,

long-term disability and workers'

comp. You may even qualify for more than one, but that can also cause issues.

Military Service Records,

Awards, and Unit Histories: 

A Guide to

Locating Sources

VA Benefits for Your Child
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers several benefits for the children of veterans: 
(1) Education benefits 
(2) Health care CHAMPVA 
(3) Life insurance

(4) Memorial benefits 

Special Compensation

for Assistance with

Activities of Daily Living (SCAADL)

Special Compensation

for Assistance with Activities

of Daily Living (SCAADL) Calculator 

What Are
Activities Of Daily Living

Veteran Proud
Wounded Warrior Project Veterans Benefits

Since 2005 This Is The Site VA Reads

When They Want To Learn What They've Been Doing​

Surgery Snafu

Veteran prepped for surgery stopped from having operation

Despite recent improvements to veterans' health care, those who served our country still have to navigate red tape and referrals for care outside the VA. This is one veteran's story of how his surgery came to a screeching halt while he was in the process of being prepped for the operating room.

Frequently veterans will ask if we provide counseling services.

In response to this, Dr. Valette will be accepting a few veteran’s or family members for

Tele-Health personal counseling sessions. Phone, text, email sessions.

Daily availability to each veteran.
At this time, only available to veteran’s who live in Colorado, Texas, Florida, Washington, Iowa, S.Dakota, Nevada, Alaska, Hawaii. Email for more info and pricing:

Yes, you can sue the VA for medical malpractice.

Garbage Burn Pits From Iraq Are Causing Lung Disease in Vets
Veterans return home with lung disease at higher rates than civilians.

But they’re having a tougher time getting recognized

and compensated by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Employee found dead inside Topeka VA Medical Center office

The employee died of an apparent suicide.

Robert Wilkie


Where do I go to look for servicemembers who have had similar diseases?

When I am reevaluated for disability percentage of prostate cancer, what should I expect?

I am worried about my future exam because I'm not seeing the VA for my mental health issues, should I be concerned?

VA warns veterans

of qualifications for

emergency care

Veterans stuck with medical

bills because they don't

visit VA often enough

Decision Ready Claims

The Decision Ready Claims (DRC) Program is the fastest way to get your VA claim processed. You can get a decision on your claim in 30 days or less by working with an accredited Veterans Service Organization (VSO) or other accredited representative.

The Care They’ve Earned
August 6: Jacksonville, Florida    August 13: Tampa, Florida
August 17: Boca Raton, Florida    August 22: Naples, Florida
August 23: Tomah, Wisconsin    September 5: Phoenix, Arizona

RAMP Letter???

Talk with an expert before you decide.

Disability Physician Veterans Law Attorney

Who's Running This Show?

British Broadcasting Corporation
Business Insider


Disability, Survivors, SSDI,

Dependents, Pension


Central Intelligence Agency
Electronic Reading Room


Chicago Tribune

Christian Science Monitor

Choice Program

Billing Issues
1-877-881-7618      9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET

The Code of Federal Regulations Title 38


Courthouse News
Ann Coulter
CNN Sources

"Contact Your Representative!!!"
Who are my representatives?

C & P Exams

Everything You Need To Survive

Contact Your Representative
Discharges & Military Records

Daily Caller

Daily Beast

DENIED!!!   How To Appeal


Education For Dependents

Defense Threat Reduction Agency



Child Support  Alimony

Benefits Garnishment

My HealtheVet Website

The Federal Register

Financial Times

FOX News

Free Beacon

GUNS Weapons   Concealed Carry

NICS     Veterans 2nd Amendment Rights


Gulf News

The Guardian

Home Based Primary Care (HBPC)

The Hill


IMO  IME  DBQs   Nexus Letters

India Times


Independent Expert  Medical Opinions

The Jerusalem Post


Medical Records Review

Marijuana   &  VA  DRUG TESTING & VA

Moscow Times

M21-1 Adjudication Procedures Manual
National Personnel Records Center

New York Times
Mother Jones

National Enquirer

Patient Record Flags

New Outreach for Vets Regarding
Discharges & Military Records.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea



Records of the Veterans Administration [VA]

Radio Garden

Real Clear Politics



Smoking Gun

Socialist Worker


The Sun

Talking Points Memo


USA Today

U.S. Medicine
Veterans Benefits Administration
Fact Sheets

The VA App Store

VA urges veterans to be
screened for hepatitis C

VA’s Airborne Hazards and Open Burn
Pit Registry for Veterans and Servicemembers

VA Payment for Emergency Care

The Veterans Law Library

Ventusky Weather Wind Map

Veterans Benefits Administration
Benefit Brochures

Veterans injured by service wait
years for compensation hearings

Vietnam War Resources


Washington Post
Washington Times

Welcome to Military Disney Tips!

Weekly World News

World Net Daily
World Public Opinion



The VAWatchdog


Veterans Law Attorney

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS 38 CFR Parts 3, 8, 14, 19, 20, and 21 RIN 2900–AQ26 VA Claims and Appeals Modernization 

Jim...This is what VA has been implementing in fact for the last six+ months. The proposal clearly lays out that certain previous programs didn’t work, including the Expedited Claims Adjudication Initiative that dated back to 2009. 

As to this program, well it will remain to be seen if it meets that goals that VA projected of 125 days for local appeals and one year for BVA appeals.  I am skeptical, given the acknowledged backlog today in excess of three hundred thousand pending appeals.  BVA worked off 50,000 appeals last year, but had 60,000 come in the door; I looked at the latest Monday Morning Workload Report from VBA and it showed some 238,130 appeals pending under VBA control.  Readers should note that with publication of the Proposed Rule, anyone is entitled to comment to VA as to their proposal.

Largest Federal Employee Union Files Grievance Against VA

​The American Federation of Government Employees on Wednesday filed an

internal grievance with the Veterans Affairs Department alleging

“numerous unfair labor practices” related to the department’s

implementation of a series of controversial workforce executive orders.

Has Your Claim Been Denied?

Do you need an IMO or a DBQ?

You'll need to speak with an expert physician and then a veterans law attorney. Why not speak

with both at the same time? Dr. Anaise is a physician, surgeon and veterans law attorney.

Dr. Anaise has been providing military veterans with disability benefits help for many years.

Speak with him won't cost anything but a little of your time.

Home-health provider cuts off services

to veterans when the VA fails to pay its bills

​Homebound with diabetes, heart disease, and other ailments, the 68-year-old Army veteran

finally found a lifeline three months ago from a private home health provider

recommended by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Suddenly, he could go

to doctor’s appointments, shopping, and routine outings like a haircut. Then on Friday,

the veteran was on his own again. The health care provider discontinued its services for

Ron and 15 other New Hampshire veterans who are housebound or

cannot venture outside without assistance. The reason? The VA had failed

to pay nearly $60,000 in bills dating to late last year, according to

Janet and Rich Sullivan, the providers and co-owners of Right at Home.

Fully Developed Claims

What Is a Fully Developed Claim?
The Fully Developed Claims (FDC) program is an optional initiative that offers Veterans and survivors faster decisions from VA on compensation, pension, and survivor benefit claims.
Veterans and survivors simply submit all relevant records in their possession, and those records which are easily obtainable, such as private medical records, at the time they make their claim and certify that they have no further evidence to submit. VA can then review and process the claim more quickly.

Guns and daily life:

Identity, experiences, activities and involvement

​Gun owners are divided when it comes to how important owning a gun is to their overall identity.

One-in-four say it is very important, while the rest view this as somewhat important or not

important. Those who say being a gun owner is very important to their identity are

nearly unanimous in their belief that the right to own a gun is essential to their

personal freedom. Many, but not all, gun owners exist in a social context where gun ownership

is the norm. Roughly half of all gun owners say that all or most of their friends own guns. 

Disability Benefits
Apply for disability compensation and other benefits for conditions related to your military service.

Health Care Benefits
Apply for VA health care, find out how to access services, and manage your health and benefits online.

Education Benefits
Apply for and manage benefits that help you pay for college and training programs.

Housing Assistance
Find out if you qualify for a VA home loan. If you have a service-connected disability, find out if you qualify for a housing grant to help you live more independently.

Careers and Employment
Find out if you're eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) services, get support for your Veteran-owned small business, and access other resources to help build your career skills and find a job.

Life Insurance
Explore VA life insurance options, manage your policy online, and file claims.

Pension Benefits
Apply for monthly pension benefits for wartime Veterans and survivors.

Burials and Memorials
Get help planning a burial or memorial service, and find out how to get survivor and dependent benefits.

Family and Caregiver Benefits
As the family member of a Servicemember or Veteran, find out if you qualify for benefits like health care, VA-backed home loans, life insurance, or money to help pay for college. If you’re caring for a Veteran with disabilities, find out if you can get added support.

The Shocking Health Effects Of 

Agent Orange
Now A Legacy Of Military Death

Jim Strickland Facebook Page

RANDOM Drug Screens 

at your VA Clinic...

Legal? Or maybe not?

Legal Aid for low income citizens

Life Insurance
VA provides Veterans, Servicemembers,

and their families with $1.3 trillion in

insurance coverage each year. VA also

offers a variety of life insurance options

Veterans Benefits on Reddit

Contact Jim


VA Disability - When the initial decision finds no "nexus"
What is the "nexus" and why is it important? 

From the Desk of Drew Early, Veterans Law Attorney

Golden v. Shulkin, No. 16-1208(CAVC, February 23, 2018)

Hey Jim: This is a bit of an outlier of a case but still important if GAF scores were involved

in a VA mental disability assessment (typically with PTSD, but can also apply to other disorders). 

The Court recognized that a GAF score is a subjective assessment; thus, it should be treated as

such and not be utilized if other rating criteria under the DSM-V are available. 

(The DSM-V is the latest version of the standard manual on mental disorders from the American Psychiatric Association and the medical community no longer utilizes GAF scores).

THE ISSUES 1. Entitlement to an increased disability rating for service-connected depressive disorder, currently evaluated as 30 percent disabling. 2. Entitlement to a total disability rating due to individual unemployability (TDIU) as a result of service-connected disabilities.

How to Increase an Existing VA Disability Rating

The application process is pretty easy, you can DIY in no time.

We provide the "How To" details here.

Trump's Hotline to Help Veterans Is Bureaucratic Hell

Agents field a wide range of problems, from questions about medical bills and

health issues to psychological trauma and sexual assault. But staffers told the paper

they’re often unable to do much for callers beyond typing out their complaints and

routing them to different departments across the country. Still, perhaps most bizarrely,

some veterans have called the hotline just want to let Trump know he’s doing a great job

Veterans Clinical Psychologist
Veterans Disability Doctor


Office of the Inspector General

Unwarranted Medical Reexaminations for Disability Benefits 

Why the OIG Did This Review The OIG conducted this review to

determine whether Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) employees

required disabled veterans to submit to unwarranted medical reexaminations.

New Jobs Posted August 12 2018

Are you looking for work?

How about becoming a Veterans Service Officer?

Starting this month we'll be posting some interesting job openings 

that may be a perfect fit for you. Check it out.

Report about VA's shadow rulers 'should shock all Americans'

None of the three men has served in the U.S. military. None of them has held a government post. None of them has had potential conflicts vetted. Nor is the reason for their interest in the VA clear. In all likelihood, few people outside White House and VA inner circles, much less the 9 million veterans served by VA medical facilities, even knew their names: Marvel Entertainment Chairman Ike Perlmutter, lawyer Mark Sherman and Bruce Moskowitz, a Palm Beach, Fla., doctor whose “medical concierge” business connects people with medical clinics catering to wealthy patients.

Veterans Questions and Answers

Permanent & Total   P & T

What does that mean for you?


The state or quality of lasting or remaining unchanged indefinitely.

We Are An Encrypted

Up To 256-bit Secure Sockets Layer Encryption

Secure Site

Website Monitoring Tool

What's your VA up to today?
If you aren't reading the

Federal Register, you may miss it.

Tactical Military Gear

I am a Veteran
Veterans of the United States Uniformed Services may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). 

Agent Orange Newsletter
Hepatitis C Treatment

​​FREE case evaluation.

The attorneys and doctors

you'll meet here will

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case for free. It will only cost you a little of your time to speak with an expert. What  are  you waiting for?

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No Form, No Benefit!

VA Form 21-526EZ

Disability Service Connection
Secondary Service Connection

IncreasedDisability Compensation

Temporary Total Disability Rating
 Individual Unemployability
Compensation under

38 U.S.C. 1151
 Special Monthly Compensation
Specially Adapted Housing

Special Home Adaptation

Automobile Allowance

/Adaptive Equipment
Benefits Based on a Veteran's
Seriously Disabled Child

VA Form 21-0958 - NOD
​Notice of Disagreement
VA Form 21-534 EZ
Application for DIC,

Death Pension
Change of Address​

Add Your Dependents

Declaration of Status of Dependents

TDIU Annual

VA Form 4140


Military Records DD 214

Official Military Personnel Files (OMPFs)
Official Personnel Folders (OPF)

Selective Service Records

Deceased Veteran's Claim Files

Individual Deceased Personnel File

Benefits from Other Federal Agencies

A general list of other Federal agencies that

offer benefit programs and resources for

Service members, Veterans, and their families.

Veterans Legal Help Navigator
Welcome to the Veterans Legal Help Navigator. This online tool helps veterans' caseworkers and advocates across the country find the right fit legal help for veterans.

Dr. Bash Opines On:

Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017

Dr. Bash also has some words of wisdom to share about how

to prepare for when this goes into effect in 2019.

CLICK IT here to read the article

How to Fight VA Debt

​If there's one thing military members know, it's that when the Defense Department gives you too much money, it will come back for it eventually.The VA is similar, but the system is worse.

Veterans Disability Lawyer

Proactive Pain Management: 10 Ways to Manage Your Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can last over a long period of time, even if it comes and goes. This is something that many adults suffer from, and it is one of the symptoms often reported by Gulf War Veterans. In fact, nearly all Gulf War Veterans referred to the War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC) report chronic pain as one of their top complaints. These Veterans have struggled with chronic or recurring pain since their return from the Persian Gulf in 1991 with little to no improvement, and without a known cause for their pain.

TDIU???      Unemployability Questions???       IU????

VA shuffles several leadership posts; embattled former

acting secretary retained as senior adviser

ProPublica, a nonprofit news agency, reported last week that a trio of wealthy members

of Trump’s private club in Palm Beach, Fla., are effectively running the VA in secret.

According to the report, O’Rourke gained their approval.

Veterans Law Attorney




Mix-up leaves former Guardsman stuck with $14,000 VA hospital bill

​Robert Steiner says he suffered for days without food when the VA slammed him with bills and the federal government docked his Social Security -- all because of a mix-up on his way to the hospital.  

Moulton: Trump Will Try To Micromanage The VA Out Of Existence

Moulton also criticized Trump’s new Space Force defense program, a proposed sixth branch of government that would focus on military matters outside planet Earth. “The commander in chief of our country right now dodged the draft five times to avoid serving in the Vietnam war,” Moulton said, “but maybe if he could have been a space cadet he would have signed up.”

Trump promised to fix veterans’ problems

Now they call his hotline desperate for help.

​“I will instruct my staff that if a valid complaint is not addressed, that the issue be brought directly to me,” Trump said in 2016. “I will pick up the phone and fix it myself if I have to.”

The Trump Administration Is Launching Stealth Attacks on Veterans

The Trump administration believes that kneeling during the national anthem is a grievous

insult to the men and women who risked their lives fighting for

America, but using political power to help payday lenders bury service

members beneath unpayable debts — while allowing one’s

billionaire friends to override veterans’ preferences for health-care policy — is not.

Veterans Law Attorney

Send Your Documents,

Forms & Evidence here...

Use Certified Mail!!!

Department of Veterans Affairs
Claims Intake Center
PO BOX 4444
JANESVILLE, WI 53547- 4444
Toll Free Fax: 844-531-7818

Regional Loan Center

Contact Information

Vocational Rehabilitation

and Employment

Contact your VARO

Pension Management Centers

Education and Training
Regional Processing Offices

VA has three RPOs that handle GI Bill claims.

Find your region here.

How to Use My HealtheVet
My HealtheVet is the VA's Personal Health Record.

It is designed for Veterans, Servicemembers, their caregivers and others. To use My HealtheVet, you will need a computer with Internet access...

Military Veteran T-Shirt
Dysfunctional Veteran Cap

Who are all these people and

what have they done for you today?

The New & Improved VBA

(Click for a full-sized PDF)

There are 3 Great Lies, it's been said...

1) Of course I'll respect you in the morning, darling.

2) The check is in the mail.

3) Hello, we're from the            ​​and we're here to help you.

Tips for the 130,000+ Combat-Injured Veterans Seeking

Refunds for Wrongly Taxed Severance Pay

​Tips for the 130,000+ Combat-Injured Veterans Seeking Refunds of Millions of Dollars

Improperly Withheld From Their Severance Pay by the Government...Expert

Attorneys are Actively Preparing Additional Advice to Help Veterans Claim Their Refunds

Just when you thought it couldn't *possibly* get worse

White House Takes Aim At Financial Protections For Military

​The Trump administration is taking aim at a law designed to protect

military service members from getting cheated by shady lending practices.

​"If the White House does this, it will be manipulating the Military

Lending Act regulations at the behest of auto dealers and banks to try

and make it easier to sell overpriced rip-off products to military service members"

Jim Strickland is a nationally known advocate for veterans 
and a member of the 
Stateside Legal Advisory Board.